Woman guilty of spitting on deputy, kicking EMT

Fredonia resident faces possible prison sentence, bail jumping charge
By 
BILL SCHANEN IV
Ozaukee Press staff

A 54-year-old Fredonia woman was convicted last week of kicking an EMT and spitting on a sheriff’s deputy after barging into the apartment of her neighbors and attacking them in August 2018.

During a half-day bench trial on Feb. 21, Ozaukee County Circuit Judge Sandy Williams found Maryann Lucas guilty of all the charges she faced — felony counts of battery to an emergency rescue worker, discharging bodily fluids at a public safety worker and attempted battery of an officer, and misdemeanor counts of resisting an officer, battery, trespassing and disorderly conduct.

Lucas faces a maximum 7-1/2 years in prison and eight years of extended supervision on the felony counts. A sentencing date has not been set.

And that’s not the extent of Lucas’ legal problems. Earlier this month, while free on $2,500 bail in connection with the 2018 case, Lucas was charged with felony bail jumping and attacking a man during a fight that started because he would not take her to Walmart to buy cigarettes, according to a criminal complaint filed in that case.

In the 2018 case, officers and EMTs who were called to an apartment building on Milwaukee Street in Fredonia on Aug. 31 found Lucas in the hallway outside her apartment. She had fallen and could not get up.

Lucas attempted to go into her apartment, which was covered in blood, but a deputy stopped her because she was barefoot and there were broken glass plates strewn  throughout the residence.

Lucas tried twice to knee the deputy in the groin, then was handcuffed, placed on a gurney and taken by ambulance to a hospital, according to the criminal complaint.

On the way, Lucas was able to free her legs from restraints and kicked an EMT in the upper chest and neck area. She then spit on a deputy who was riding with her in the ambulance, the complaint states.

At the hospital, Lucas said she had been drinking. 

Meanwhile, an officer interviewed the apartment building residents who were attacked by Lucas. A 61-year-old woman said Lucas barged in through their partially open door and started yelling that someone had broken into her apartment and stolen her pain medication. The woman said she tried to calm Lucas but Lucas began swinging her arms and a crutch and injured her. When a 74-year-old man stepped in, Lucas grabbed his shirt and ripped it, he said.

Lucas posted bail days after the incident but was back in jail after a Jan. 30 fight at a Saukville home.

Police were called to the house by Lucas’ 92-year-old mother, who said Lucas attacked her son. All three were living in the house at the time.

According to the criminal complaint, the woman’s son told officers that Lucas had smashed and thrown items in the basement, then hit him in the face and kicked him in the stomach. Lucas later told officers she was upset because the man would not take her to Walmart to buy cigarettes.

Officers found Lucas in a bedroom, where she was lying naked on a bed with headphones on. She became belligerent when officers told her to get dressed and was arrested, the complaint states.

Lucas said she had been drinking and officers saw an empty vodka bottle under a pillow in the bedroom.  

Lucas, who has pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from the Jan. 30 incident, has been held in jail since then in lieu of $3,000 bail.

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